Dashes by Alice Caetano

Dashes

Knitting
November 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Dashes chart
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
120 - 350 yards (110 - 320 m)
Newborn (Baby, Toddler, Child) (Adult S, Adult M, Adult L)
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A colourwork hat covered in little dashes. The stitch pattern is easy to memorise and perfect to customise. Choose a high contrast colour combination for a big impact or go for a low contrast, subtle look. The crown shaping is made visible for an extra detail. Available in 7 sizes, make one or make a bunch.

On this pattern page you’ll find a fun little tool I made for you try out different colour combinations.

Sizes
Newborn (Baby, Toddler, Child) (Adult S, Adult M, Adult L)

Finished Measurements
32.5 (35.5, 41.5, 44.5) (47.5, 51, 57) cm /
12 3/4 (14, 16 1/4, 17 1/2) (18 3/4, 20, 22 1/2)″ circumference
To fit 36 (41, 46, 51) (53.5, 56, 61) cm / 14 1/4 (16 1/4, 18, 20) (21, 22, 24)″ head
Shown in size Adult M on a 56 cm / 22″ head

Gauge (after blocking)
26 sts and 24 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in Dashes chart with larger needle
26 sts and 32 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in 2x2 Rib with smaller needle

Skills
Tubular cast-on (an illustrated and animated tutorial is available), knitting in the round, stranded knitting, decreasing in colourwork pattern (crown shaping is not charted).


Materials

Yarn - Three colour hat
Approximately
40 (50, 60, 70) (75, 90, 110) metres / 45 (55, 65, 80) (85, 100, 125) yards in MC,
30 (35, 45, 55) (60, 75, 85) metres / 35 (40, 50, 60) (65, 85, 90) yards in CC1 and
35 (45, 65, 80) (90, 100, 125) metres / 40 (50, 75, 90) (100, 110, 135) yards in CC2
of DK/8 ply weight yarn
or
1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2) skeins in colour 72 Light Pearl Grey (MC),
1 skein in colour 53 Anthracite (CC1) and
1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2) skeins in colour 47 Forest Green (CC2)
of Garnstudio DROPS Karisma Superwash (100% Wool; 100 m/50 g)

Yarn - Two colour hat
Approximately
75 (95, 125, 150) (165, 190, 235) metres / 85 (105, 140, 170) (185, 210, 260) yards in MC and
30 (35, 45, 55) (60, 75, 85) metres / 35 (40, 50, 60) (65, 85, 90) yards in CC1
of DK/8 ply weight yarn
or
1 (1, 2, 2) (2, 2, 3) skeins in colour 75 Petrol Cerise (MC) and
1 skein in colour 01 Off White (CC1)
of Garnstudio DROPS Karisma Superwash (100% Wool; 100 m/50 g)
Estimated lengths do not account for a pompom, but leftovers from suggested number of skeins should be plenty

Needles
3 mm 80 cm / US 2 1/2 32″ circular needle for brim, using magic loop method
4 mm 80 cm / US 6 32″ circular needle for colourwork, using magic loop method
or sizes needed to obtain gauge
Hat may also be knit with shorter circular needles and/or dpns

Tools
5 removable stitch markers, tapestry needle, pompom maker